After the abusive, terrifying and threatening PMs I've been getting from a certain grumpy forumite claiming I'm just being a salty try hard edge lord. This isn't true.
I've decided to be far more positive.
I started todays session thinking I'd head back to a place I'd sort of not explored properly earlier. The tiny little "town" bit after the dark bit you fall down. On the way I checked out the door at the top of the Healing Church Workshop. Still locked. The town bit.... didn't find much interesting.
Popped over to check on another door I couldn't open (its down the stairs next to the handsome ball and chain man). It was still shut. Dunno if I'm looking for a key or if they are just something I have to open from the other side. Or like that magic door earlier which just opened by itself.
Decided to go back to the sackman hotel. Only it suddenly wouldn't let me. So I was really left with either that weird place or the other weird place. I went for the weird place.
Yahar'gul, the Unseen Village. Named Yahar'gul as thats no doubt the sound I'll be making a lot.
Oh course I will later discover this is actually the same place as the sackman hotel but for some reason the lantern has been moved and was out of action. I hope they put up signs telling everyone when the work was being done.
I see that things come back to life here. I immediately understand this to be the Catacombs in DS.
Except rather then being new enemies coming back it was tougher versions of the ones I've seen loads of already.
I thought it was great the way they decided to make them EVEN tougher rather then lots of of weaker enemies that respawn like in DS.
Top work. Anyway I killed the witches and they stopped coming back until I died and I had to kill them again. This area has some great shortcuts in it. Meaning you can make little steps of progress
At some points I had no idea where the witch was though. I think nearly 10 mad ladies were being controlled by one I never found and they ganged up on me suddenly
and things went crazy and then lasers happened. I found a lantern.
I struggled with the next section a bit. Mainly due to the sneaky placement of a witch (which in the end I decided to just ignore) and then a room in which 3 hunters attacked me. Which seemed totally fair.
Its not like one of them could just attack right that moment I dodge another attack or anything. I died.
So then I just ran past them and managed to find some other freaky thing to kill and open up some shortcuts. Eventually I unpicked this place. The sackmen had vanished though. I almost missed them......
Now I was able to get out of this building I was treated to a masterclass in making walls in videogames.
A couple of the hunters from before had decided to check out the local architecture. One seemed so amazed by it when I hit him he fainted through the floor. Maybe. I'm not sure because there was a wall obscuring my view.
I'd also been slowly (probably not that slowly) driven as mad as everyone else in the game.
I fought and killed a rice crispy monster.
Found another shortcut with a secret. A glowing bath. I then explored to the left only to turn up back where I was and then hit a brick wall. An actual one. The glowing bath had really thrown my understanding of this place out of whack. I found some rice crispy monsters that could spit at me for miles and also posses telescopic vision in all directions. Here I was killed by a rice crispy that used a really tiny quick move but then later would do less damage basically errrrr, rice butting me with most of its body. I was left with little option but to go in the other direction. I spotted a summon doodah. This just told me a boss fight was coming up.
But I'd already been playing for a long time. I thought I'd have a peek.....
The One Reborn had been reborn by some witches. I'm going to name him Bob. Bob was ugly. Not his fault I suppose. He had just been reborn after all. No time to put on a tie or do his hair. Might struggle to find nice shoes if I'm honest and bless him he clearly wasn't well and had the gooseberry fools. This section had taught me to kill witches. So I did.
They appeared to be shooting Bob with magic. I suspect to help him in some way. At this point I was again treated to an exhibition in From Softwares particular brand of architecture
If I hadn't of healed the split second second before Bob patted me on the back I'd have died.
Having then killed the witches I went on to Bob himself. In all honesty I knew just looking at him we would be best of friends.
He had clear obvious attacks that I could see happening because he was in view at all times and his body clearly not a giant load of pain waiting to just do what it wants. His ability to damage me with projectiles that missed me was really endearing.
I love Bob.
I died when a load of stuff just fell on me. I went back to dance with Bob again. I died again. This time because my health just fell to zero.
Now I know what your going to say. It was his bad case of the runs that did it. But I think if you look carefully you can clearly see Bobs Brown Booze tm appears after. I'd also ran around in his funky fluid early on seemingly ok.
I died because of game.
I have just 12 vials left so I have to go farm again.